There is a nice summary post up on the SpeakingofResearch website.
The crowd numbers increased steadily. From100 to 200, from 200 to 400, the numbers swelled until what would would be eventually around 800 people would be a part of the UCLA Pro-Test rally - outnumbering the animal rights activists by approximately 20 to 1. The chants rang out from the corner of Westwood Avenue, "What do we need? Animal Research. When do we need it? NOW!", and "Cures for cancer, what's the answer? Animal research, Animal Research".
credit: Tom Holder The post has a lot of nice pictures and a brief summary of points made by the speakers. This hopefully will give you a better feel for the event in case you were unable to attend. Let you see the people who have suffered the sneaky, midnight terror attacks over the past few years at UCLA.
In other news, I've run across a blog called On Research... written by a member of the research communications staff at Ohio State University. Wow! An official University blog talking about research, including animal research? This is refreshing. Very refreshing. If you know of any other University press offices that do something like this, please send the links along.
The infamous LAT poll is still in play, currently sitting at 60/40 in favor of animal research. The Pro-Test petition is still open if you haven't signed yet, 1151 signatures at this writing. I see many of my reader's names on there! Nice.